Since last week was the debut of “The Adventures of Digger and Friends” on Fox’s NASCAR coverage, let’s go to one of the cartoons that probably started this whole Fox trend of using animated characters to help promote its sports properties. As a kid, I got to watch Peter Puck when NBC had the NHL in the 1970′s. CBC also used Peter Puck and the little guy actually became popular. Only 9 episodes of Peter Puck were produced by cartoon powerhouse Hanna-Barbera, but as you can imagine, they left a mark.
So let’s take a look at the episodes.
In Episode 1, Peter explains how to play the game by going over the offsides and icing rules.
In the 2nd installment of Peter Puck, he talks about epuipment, officials and players.
In episode 3, Peter discusses pucks, stakes and sticks.
In the 4th episode, Peter explains penalties, signs and fines.
Here’s a quick :30 vignette about the Stanley Cup.
That seems to be all of the episodes that are available for now. If I find more, I’ll put them up. If you’re interested, you can buy the complete series on DVD.